Pangrams — using all the letters

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. How many times did some of us bang out this sentence on a typewriter (remember those?)  as we learned to type—oh so long ago.

I recently found out there is a name for sentences like this.  They are pangrams.  This is a Greek word meaning every letter.  In a pangram, a sentence contains every letter of the alphabet in one sentence. They are also known as holoalphabetic sentences.

Pangrams are a good way to display typefaces or practice calligraphy, in addition to aiding in learning where the letters on a keyboard reside.

What Examples:

We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.

Brown jars prevented the mixture from freezing too quickly.

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

Fred specialized in the job of making very quaint wax toys.

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